Where Curious and Open Minds Aspire

The Department of Educational Psychology trains the next generation of leaders in cognitive and developmental sciences, counseling psychology, educational statistics and measurement, school and clinical mental health counseling, and school psychology.

For more than 50 years, the department has focused on building multiculturally competent counselors and psychologists, and in 2013 it won the American Psychological Association’s prestigious Bersoff Presidential Cultural Award for its success in recruiting and graduating doctoral students from diverse backgrounds.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a community of individuals with diverse cultural identities and backgrounds. We are dedicated to ensuring faculty, staff, and students work together to create a climate of safety and support for all people with whom we serve, study, and collaborate. We are committed to promoting equity, particularly for individuals with historically minoritized and marginalized identities. We welcome opportunities to enrichen our individual and collective experiences.

Our Programs

Educational Psychology, MS


Educational Psychology, PhD


School Psychology, EdS

Accelerated Master’s Degree (BS/MS)

Earn your BS in Community Engagement & Education (CEED), plus a Master’s in Cognitive & Developmental Sciences (CDS) in just 5 years!

Graduate Certificates


State of Wisconsin Credentials

Undergraduate Options

Fellowship Application Deadlines

Students in Educational Psychology graduate programs are eligible for funding opportunities through the Graduate School. Fellowships information and links to apply can be found on the Graduate School Types of Funding webpage. Those applications must be submitted by the last week in December (2022 deadline: December 29, 2022) for internal ranking in the department. We then submit recommendations to the Graduate School by their deadline in early February for the next academic year.